New walks leaders needed

The task of leading walks for OFS is falling on an ever decreasing number of members. For each six month period there are 26 weekends so if there is to be a walk at the weekend as well as one midweek then more leaders are needed so that 50 walks can be offered, it is not fair to ask a small number of leaders to be leading a walk every month in order for there to be a full programme. If you feel that you could lead a walk or would like help to reccy and then lead one please contact Liz Adams: e.adams745@btinternet.com or 01865 726031 for details and a leader pack of information.





Saturday 3rd 10.00am SP742169 6 miles Other coordinates
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Meet opposite the Five Arrows pub in Waddesdon. A walk through the Waddesdon Estate to Decoy Farm and returning via Watbridge Farm. Bring refreshment for en route break. Pub at end. Assistance dogs only. Liz Adams
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Sunday 4th 10.00am SP342935 6 miles Other coordinates
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Meet in Stanford in the Vale, Church Green. A circular level walk along the old Roman Road (now a track) towards Charney Bassett, returning across fields via Park Lane. Short section on a minor road. Dogs on leads. Bring refreshment for an en route break. A cup of tea in leader’s house at the end of the walk. Lesley Fraser
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Thursday 8th 10.00am SP395293 5.6 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Great Tew village car park. A circular walk exploring the beautiful valley to the north and east of Great Tew. Superb views over Iron Down across the Swere valley towards Bloxham and Banbury. En route refreshment stop. Pub Lunch in village. Crosses B road. Dogs on leads. Eme Pilgrim

Saturday 10th 10.00am SP320027 6.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Bampton Market Square car park. A circular walk from Bampton down to the Thames Path along to Old Man Bridge and return to Bampton. Assistance dogs only. Bring refreshment for en route break. Pub Lunch in Bampton. Eileen and Dave Mace

Wednesday 14th 10.30am SP437197 4.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Wootton, Killingworth Castle. Park in nearby roads. A circular walk through Hordley Farm and Sansom’s Cottage, returning via Oxfordshire Way, (Roman Akeman Street) and Stratford Bridge. A little road walking on minor road. Pub Lunch at end. Assistance dogs only. Janice Ure

Saturday 17th 10.00am SP611117 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Park in the Forestry Commission car park in Bernwood Forest. A walk through Bernwood Forest and other woodlands passing through Stanton St. John. Bring a picnic and refreshments for en route break. Dogs on leads. Some road walking. Adam

# Sunday 18th 10.00am SP507106 8 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Cutteslowe car park (Harbord Road entrance), fee payable. Bus no.2 from Oxford, alight at the Cemetery. A circular walk to Islip by the riverside over fields to Noke via the Oxfordshire Way. Returning via Prattle wood and Wood Eaton. Bring food and drink for picnic and refreshment break en route. Assistance dogs only. Ann Jones

Wednesday 21st 10.00am SP324225 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at the car park of the Tite Inn, Chadlington. A circular walk in the rolling countryside, fields and woods from Chadlington along the Oxfordshire Way to Spelsbury and Dean. Bring refreshment for en route break. Pub at end. Assistance dogs only. Jenny Byrne

Saturday 24th 10.00am SP462193 5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Sturdy’s Castle lay-by on the A 4260. A circular walk in the area, some paths familiar, others not. Bring refreshment for an en route break. Pub at end of walk. Assistance dogs only. We cross the A 4260 twice. Michael Payton

Sunday 25th 10.00am SU280644 9.3 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Great Bedwyn Wharf (SN8 3PB), south-east of the canal. This is the Wilton Walk from Elaine Steane’s book, ‘Milestones to Millstones’ with many points of interest. Please telephone the leader for car sharing options from Redbridge Park and Ride. Bring refreshments for en route break and picnic. Assistance dogs only. Margaret Jones

Wednesday 28th 10.00am SU281934 8.1 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Little Coxwell, Eagle’s Tavern. Park considerately in the village. A circular walk taking in sections of the Vale Way and the d’Arcy Dalton Way, including the village of Longcot and returning via Great Coxwell with its Great Barn. Bring refreshments for an en route break and a picnic. Crosses the A 420 twice. Dogs on leads. This is one of the circular walks described in Nick Moon’s book ‘The d’Arcy Dalton Way’. Jim Parke

Saturday 31st 10.00am SP357196 7.5 miles Other coordinates
Meet at Charlbury Spendlove Centre. A circular walk through Ditchley Farm and Estate returning via Newbarn Farm. Bring refreshments for en route break and picnic. Assistance dogs only. Ian Vandenberghe